Admissions Criteria

The patient requires a rehabilitation hospital level of care if he/she:

  • Requires an active comprehensive multidisciplinary rehabilitation treatment program
  • Requires active and ongoing multiple therapies, one of which must be physical therapy or occupational therapy
  • Can participate in at least three hours of therapy, five days per week or fifteen hours over seven days
  • Is sufficiently stable on admission to actively participate in therapy
  • Requires close medical supervision by a physician with specialized training and experience in rehabilitation
  • Has problems in two or more of the following areas: 
    • Activities of daily living (ADLs)
    • Mobility (walking, wheelchair, stairs)
    • Transfers
    • Sphincter control (bowel and bladder)
    • Communication
    • Cognition (memory, social interaction, problem-solving, etc.)
  • Has potential for measurable functional improvement, expected in a reasonable period of time
  • Has realistic goals (goal is to return safely home or to a community-based environment)
  • Is not able to achieve independence with self-care. This may require a shift from patient-centered therapeutic services to patient/caregiver education to prepare the patient for a safe discharge to home or a community-based environment